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Heavy Metal Magazine

Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. In the mid-1970s, while publisher Leonard Mogel was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, he discovered the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant which had debuted January 1975. The French title translates literally as "Howling Metal."

When Mogel licensed the American version, he chose to rename it, and Heavy Metal began in the U.S. on April, 1977 as a glossy, full-color monthly. Initially, it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in Métal Hurlant, including work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Milo Manara. The magazine later ran Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's ultra-violent RanXerox. Since the color pages had already been shot in France, the budget to reproduce them in the U.S. version was greatly reduced.

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Heavy Metal v01 #01 (April 1977)
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Heavy Metal v18 #05 (January 1993)
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Heavy Metal v01 #02 (May 1977)
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Heavy Metal v17 #06 (January 1994)
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Heavy Metal v01 #10 (January 1978)
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Heavy Metal v07 #10 (January 1984)
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Heavy Metal v08 #01 (1994) August Pin-Up
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Heavy Metal v17 #04 (September 1993)
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Heavy Metal v06 #06 (September 1982)
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Heavy Metal v01 #08 (November 1977)
Topics: metal, heavy, enoch, disgusting, mirren, cissaldan, lampoon, cissaldans, timesep, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v01 #09 (December 1977)
Topics: metal, heavy, laughlin, ihe, lacombe, nash, sadhu, hobbit, tolkien, color, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v17 #03 (July 1993)
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Heavy Metal v03 #11 (March 1980)
Topics: metal, heavy, crumb, comix, comic, madison, fear, rok, horror, cartoonists, heavy metal, print...
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Heavy Metal v07 #11 (February 1984)
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Heavy Metal v01 #12 (March 1978)
Topics: metal, heavy, ihe, ruse, color, lampoon, anp, fantasy, yearbook, madison, heavy metal, metal heavy,...
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Heavy Metal v01 #13 (April 1978)
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Heavy Metal v02 #04 (August 1978)
Topics: metal, heavy, lone, janie, fiction, prodd, anp, madison, color, copyright, heavy metal, science...
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Heavy Metal v01 #07 (October 1977)
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Heavy Metal v02 #01 (May 1978)
Topics: metal, heavy, harry, cheese, kipper, anp, suzy, punk, madison, copyright, heavy metal, metal heavy,...
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Heavy Metal v02 #03 (July 1978)
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Heavy Metal v04 #02 (May 1980)
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Heavy Metal v01 #03 (June 1977)
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Heavy Metal v01 #05 (August 1977)
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Heavy Metal (September 1985) Bride of Heavy Metal
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Heavy Metal v02 #06 (October 1978)
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Heavy Metal v01 #11 (February 1978)
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Heavy Metal v12 #02 (Summer 1988)
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Heavy Metal v05 #04 (July 1981)
Topics: metal, heavy, corben, comix, madison, gerald, bloodstar, tue, kansas, movie, heavy metal, richard...
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Heavy Metal v03 #04 (August 1979)
Topics: heavy, metal, johan, flan, jondalrun, wing, amsel, ihe, madison, fiction, heavy metal, metal heavy,...
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Heavy Metal v08 #04 (July 1984)
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Heavy Metal v02 #02 (June 1978)
Topics: metal, heavy, copyright, madison, alicia, anp, color, evelyn, corben, thai, heavy metal, metal heavy
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Heavy Metal v07 #09 (December 1983)
Topics: heavy, marty, metal, ranxerox, madison, comics, ifs, liberatore, vou, uncle, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v05 #02 (May 1981)
Topics: metal, heavy, immortality, anp, madison, bloodstar, ellison, harlan, ihe, copies, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v08 #05 (August 1984)
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Heavy Metal v15 #02 (May 1991)
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Heavy Metal v01 #04 (July 1977)
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Heavy Metal v02 #05 (September 1978)
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Heavy Metal v09 #13 (April 1985)
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Heavy Metal v02 #08 (December 1978)
Topics: metal, heavy, peege, madison, voo, galactic, fantasy, natives, copyright, circulation, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v08 #08 (November 1984)
Topics: metal, heavy, ihe, movie, film, comix, madison, craven, films, werewolves, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v04 #05 (August 1980)
Topics: metal, heavy, tintin, heinlein, comic, dementia, vesota, herge, residents, muzick, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v07 #12 (March 1984)
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Heavy Metal v07 #08 (November 1983)
Topics: metal, heavy, comics, eisner, comic, ifs, art, color, chapman, heavy metal, metal heavy, comic...
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Heavy Metal v16 #03 (September 1992)
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Heavy Metal v04 #07 (October 1980)
Topics: rock, metal, heavy, color, madison, music, rok, colors, usco, san, heavy metal, pink floyd, madison...
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Heavy Metal v02 #12 (April 1979)
Topics: flan, copyright, metal, heavy, corona, madison, sunheart, nostromo, anp, ilium, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v04 #01 (April 1980)
Topics: metal, heavy, valentina, crepax, comics, heechee, comic, anp, pohl, carbe, heavy metal, black hole,...
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Heavy Metal v12 #01 (Spring 1998)
Topics: metal, heavy, eoch, postage, moebius, handling, torres, und, canadian, bookplates, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v03 #01 (May 1979)
Topics: metal, heavy, roger, flan, womb, fetus, anp, sunheart, intern, young, heavy metal, young doctor,...
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Heavy Metal v07 #07 (October 1983)
Topics: ifs, metal, thafs, heavy, flashbacks, fhe, eldridge, film, madison, films, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v07 #01 (1993) War Machine
Topics: simon, bisley, reserved, heavy, metal, monsters, copyright, spawns, braithwaite, gibbons, heavy...
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Heavy Metal v08 #02 (May 1984)
Topics: heavy, metal, movie, madison, ifs, illustrated, moebius, movies, film, heavy metal, dream makers,...
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Heavy Metal v02 #07 (November 1978)
Topics: ihc, ihe, copyright, metal, audio, heavy, pick, enclosed, madison, color, heavy metal, audio...
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Heavy Metal v04 #10 (January 1981)
Topics: metal, heavy, orders, edition, legends, pack, arzach, add, series, erotic, forever war, xandria...
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Heavy Metal v08 #09 (December 1984)
Topics: metal, heavy, dragon, princess, fantasy, madison, conan, haynes, movie, splendor, money order, free...
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Heavy Metal v05 #01 (April 1981)
Topics: metal, heavy, nazi, bloodstar, anp, hap, comics, madison, ribera, godard, heavy metal, metal heavy,...
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Heavy Metal v03 #07 (November 1979)
Topics: metal, heavy, foyle, elric, fourmyle, robin, yara, madison, rowlf, jaunted, heavy metal, science...
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Heavy Metal v02 #09 (January 1979)
Topics: metal, heavy, copyright, copyngtil, glou, airtight, trilling, anp, jimi, trina, heavy metal
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Heavy Metal v07 #04 (July 1983)
Topics: metal, heavy, movie, ond, thot, lucier, playboy, klein, ifs, heavy metal, science fiction, metal...
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Heavy Metal v12 #04 (Winter 1989)
Topics: heavy, metal, anp, masterpieces, avenue, hap, editions, medium, science, tub, heavy metal, small...
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Heavy Metal v09 #04 (July 1985)
Topics: heavy, max, madison, metal, mad, postage, nemo, ond, flaggl, chaykin, heavy metal, mad max, total...
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Heavy Metal v07 #06 (September 1983)
Topics: heavy, metal, coppola, ond, movies, apocalypse, jedi, film, crumley, heavy metal, star wars, james...
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Heavy Metal v09 #08 (November 1985)
Topics: wolverton, corben, heavy, film, color, postage, humor, films, madison, lithograph, heavy metal,...
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Heavy Metal v03 #05 (September 1979)
Topics: metal, heavy, corben, elric, broaditch, carlotta, yyrkoon, royce, iii, postage, heavy metal, corben...
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Heavy Metal v05 #09 (December 1981)
Topics: metal, ihe, heavy, giger, movie, madison, thai, magazine, animation, heavy metal, metal movie,...
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Heavy Metal v09 #09 (December 1985)
Topics: color, heavy, madison, metal, corben, postage, copies, paperback, hardcover, ihe, heavy metal, full...
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Heavy Metal v09 #05 (August 1985)
Topics: heavy, wilson, charlex, metal, frazetta, fiction, anp, madison, color, terror, heavy metal, science...
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Heavy Metal v06 #02 (May 1982)
Topics: metal, erotic, heavy, sexual, fhe, sex, ihe, eroticism, bowie, heavy metal, sexual revolution,...
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Heavy Metal v03 #09 (January 1980)
Topics: ihe, metal, heavy, thai, comic, comix, postage, anp, comics, madison, heavy metal, metal heavy,...
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Heavy Metal v07 #02 (1993) Software
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Heavy Metal v12 #03 (Fall 1988)
Topics: metal, heavy, anp, newsstand, medium, copies, valentina, eros, special, large, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v08 #12 (March 1985)
Topics: metal, heavy, movie, pyun, mcdonald, madison, morales, fletch, ihe, director, heavy metal, metal...
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Heavy Metal v06 #05 (August 1982)
Topics: heavy, metal, ond, tor, raw, fiction, tion, art, color, heavy metal, science fiction, blade runner,...
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Heavy Metal v07 #02 (May 1983)
Topics: metal, heavy, rap, ond, illustrated, cronenberg, music, longo, starstruck, heavy metal, science...
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Heavy Metal v08 #06 (September 1984)
Topics: metal, heavy, ifs, robot, madison, movie, video, gremlins, art, heavy metal, full color, lou...